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Basic Nutrition

What is nutrition ?

I will refer to the definition of human nutrition which consists in ingesting food  and beverages and serves man to build his body and maintain the vital functions of life.

Nutrition significantly influences the constitution and good physical, physiological, spiritual and social mood of people. Conscious consuming of food and liquids (drinks) is also a human cultural and religious dimension.

The nutrients your body needs to perform vital functions are divided into 2 categories: macronutrients and micronutrients.

Macronutrients are divided into:

Micronutrients are divided into:

Fibers – Dietary fiber is a category of carbohydrates that come from plants and are classified as soluble or insoluble. Insoluble fiber helps prevent constipation and maintain a healthy digestive tract.